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concern is if we don't shore up the fundamentals of america's vitality we could find ourselves being eclipse. this is a book saying america let's wake up and rise to the occasion and rebuild our strength and provide for our kids and their kids. >> host: cardis this seems to be severely parts of the book a critique of president obama. it has caught the attention of people around washington of his hour reach our specific muslim nations are "kindling " who hate america and wish it america of the worst to when he made an enormous bear their purchases of the the and our national interest by carrying out the first act of the presidency a form of apology tour saying america has been derisive comment dismiss have come in america it is there again now listening to the concerns of others and america has dictated to other nations per barrel i don't think that is historically accurate we have been freeing others but i think it created the impression that our conviction and principles is wavering it is not part of that was a mistake and instead that a foreign policy consistent with the value of s
defense from poland and the czech persian gulf led those great friends to be very concerned about america's willingness to stand with them. and at the same time, perhaps designed to reset relations with russia as the president indicated. we got nothing for it from russia. so i'm afraid the steps that he took have confused our friends. made our foes, if you will, continue headlong. in some cases in a course that's not helpful to the world. you have both iran pursuing its nuclear folly headlong. north korea, of course, did nuclear tests. even as the president was speaking carried out various tests. this is in my opinion an indication that they felt the president was not going to be a strong defender of american values and american principles. human rights, democracy, free trade, free enterprise, those words of apology and those statements i think have emboldened those who find us as a weakened enemy. >> host: in the book you make the argument that it's important to keep america strong and keep america as a leading presence in terms of world affairs. and in specific in dealing with iran, for
this was america's holiday from history. we wish history had stopped the way they have been in the past but the truth is that some of these powers have great ambitions in becoming world superpowers is not becoming the dominant player on the stage. you mentioned that first russia. we thought russia had boston we had one and we didn't need to worry about them but russia's energy resources are so extraordinarily rich that they are able to use that wealth to reestablish their military might they have more natural gas than anyone in the world. they tie us for coal reserves. they sold more energy last year than saudi arabia so they are using that extraordinary wealth and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to help rebuild the military that can be competitive with their own. it is a long way from there today but that is what they are intending to do. >> host: i think you also write that they are supportive of iran because they would be even more control over the world's energy supply. >> guest: as russia looks at their strategy and their attempt to reassert themselves as the leading, or
and they created the most productive economy in latin america for the last 20 years and it is not a equipped to this country his wife. it is overwhelmingly white. i agree with you completely. argentina, look at what they have done over the last five or six years. i agree with you completely. it is is not a questions these countries are white but i do think there is, having said that, there is still a step in the industrial process that we never took and i think this happened in the 40s. we never sort of recognized our elites, our political class was clear they were never going to let what happened in europe where you have a working-class movement, a viable working-class movement, they were never going to look-- let that happen so if you look at the taft-hartley bill and we talked a little head about this in the book, but if you look at that that was intended to make sure we never had-- that is one of the reasons we don't have health care because wherever you have single-payer health care you have viable, robust unions so i think you are right. i agree completely, raises a huge component but
with those who are the blame america first crowd but does not stand as the strong indication that america has values that we recognize our enduring and right for us and others who are willing to obtain them. that does not mean we force our will on other nations but it does mean we stand beside those of other nations to seek freedom. >> host: when you hear that criticism of the bush and administration to find weapons of mass destruction of our diplomacy being too aggressive or too high handed come and get them and all that kind of thing don't you think there are those who might be wary of aggressive foreign policy? >> host: there is a middle posture where one does not have to be seen as being timid and the defense of american values. or moving to access. you don't want to speak loudly and carry a small stick and there is a posture are showing american strength and ideals fall by their our commitments and standing with our friends and allies and i think president bush did so time and again made it clear we would stand with our allies and people who oppose us would receive was strong response of
that this large can bring about radical change in this nation. a change in the very idea of america and what it's all about. for the first time in our history, generations of americans could be facing a future less bright than the past. for our kids there would be fewer jobs, greater burden, more insecurity and a diminished dreams and one of the american ideals since the first explorers set foot in this country americans have believed that this country of ours is an exceptional place with exceptional possibilities. we've done the basis of the ever expanding horizons. without that, what would america be? politics in this democracy of ours has always been a tough business. we've been known the loss in our david imagine how much more brutal our politics will become when they are a fight among factions simply to hold onto their piece of the shrinking economic pie. and one of america's leadership in the world for a century now the world has looked to america to light the way and to keep it safe. but how can we lead effectively when we are more and more of to our eyeballs and higher to nations that m
america in this age of all. language and is most molecular form, its identity, that is nothing more than the memory and that we have the their experience store passed down to us from people in our tribe that experienced that it. it is the root and of the focus of who we are. then what do we need from our leadership? that the idea of identity and provides aa distinct political character. that is one of the things we identified, they show this very clear the. first thing is that african-americans are the most liberal voting bloc in the country. . . very clear the. by city the most liberal city in the country is detroit and the most conservative city is somewhere in utah. so it's a function of the language of race is one of liberation. we want to be freed. so you see that sort of the political consciousness. now, one of the first things we see and we talk about this in the book the economic policy of black people this keynesian which means we see that government -- we see the government plays a role in economics. i haven't seen a pulled yet but i'd sure if there was one order is one out the
, not one of them is in cuba. can america's a that? while lee is watching, obama takes a step closer to the presidency and an african proverb comes to mind. one of his black countrymen often try to describe the dilemma in the post-apartheid era got a stone but not a not to crack, not a not a that no stone to correct it with. the south majority government built homes for the people what left them without money to pay the rent provide them with running water but shut off the top when they couldn't be the bill to replace the names of bullheaded white segregationists and the the schoolhouses with those of black liberation heroes but didn't replace the shoddy roofs. order companies to hire blacks but permitted them to slash wages. so it goes for the new south africa where a small white minority continues to inhabit a split country, splendid country that is for all intensive purposes canada while three-quarters of the population resides in the country with living conditions similar to those of kenya or zambia. it's almost as if black south africans vanquishing the partite only apply to the
have a hard time understanding because we are the united states of america, and i had a hard time understanding until i started turning over every stone to see what authorities we had the there was no authority to guarantee liabilities or to put capital into the institutions. but any event, i'm not sure what -- the british were -- i had said in the book i used rasht language when i was disappointed but as i sit in the book as i reflected on it, they obviously had their own issues they were looking at and the regulator it was for them a very difficult decision to let one of their banks go ahead and in the middle of a run lehman brothers step in and make the acquisition and be confident they had the wherewithal to do that. limited part in a much smaller transaction and i think it was tuesday or wednesday of the british authorities said if you have an account with lehman keeping securities there you couldn't take it out. they froze the accounts basically, which i gather came as a surprise, came as a big surprise to me. >> that was i think that shocked the markets. my recollection is
business everything is all about america they took to people was from kansas city, few. and before this building there was the union depot before it burned down so why have spent a lot of time in your town in my brain over the last few years. i think the easiest way for me to get you into the destroy all of this book and the idea we what we want to do is to for have imagery from the beginning of the book. so who the hell was fred harvey. on the spring night in 1980 to the trunk and cowboy is writing from northern mexico was in disbelief at the site of the montezuma hotel. it did appear to be a hallucination. montezuma was one of the most astonishing architectural creations in america perhaps most astonishing was its location. it was nestled in the gorgeous nowhere in the foothills of the mountains 6 miles outside of las vegas mexico would read this into a town of the real world only recently connected to civilization. the largest building in the united states between the style montezuma featured a dining room that seated 500, casino of breathtaking wine cellar, a bowling alley, bil
and on the campaign trail even when you go out into america what passed for journalism was going to a donner. during iowa caucuses as opposed to knocking on doors so that's the kind of reporting jon and i have done over the years and that's the kind of -- that is kind of where we come from this. this book was sort of two years ago, i mean a year or so ago when barack obama was elected president there were a lot of teams hope, change and a number of other things. one of the things they were talking about, when we start talking about black people the discussion was black people think this and it was one black people terry talked about with him representing white people and black people think this. this book was meant to turn the camera the other way and look at the crowd and say who are these folks and what do they think and what they came up with a lot of different things. and so we've talked to union workers. we've talked to offenders and people who were business owners who don't want their taxes cut and so a lot of people have a lot of different opinions about the world. one of the chapters -- the
wally word. we pretty would bring an end to legalized plunder in america and we hang your mercy upon us to tour forcible some of our lord and savior jesus christ and his blessed name we pray amen. [cheering] ladies and gentlemen negative the leader of the online tax revolt. i want to introduce now someone most of us know mark william, his place is ringing out across the country for conservative principles and. mark is going to be helping introduce the great participants in the tea party expressed and other grass-roots today. mark, come up here and say a word. [cheering] >> wish me luck. i am on with joh this afternoon to follow up on the number one youtube hit. thank you for being here that t. purdy express comes and we started in nevada 27th. 25,000 people joined uso wish him every read a happy retirement. [cheering] moments ago the national press club we announced our endorsement and commitment of resources to elect nevada state legislators geren ingalls to replace harry reid. yesterday even though i live in boston, i live in california but my home state is boston. we were there with
of massachusetts for america. jericho you are doing all the hard work though. the only way this country gets fixed is if you do the work in the trenches. we can get you revved up and connected with people but at the end of the day it is organizing committee. it is keeping the hammer down with e-mails and letters and phone calls to restore a constitutional republic to the united states of america. [cheering] don't you dare let anyone tell you you are a racist, angry or are a mob. [cheering] we are a human rights movement. what we are doing is based on the united states constitution. [cheering] the i united states constitution sets up america as the only society in the history of mankind press on the idea that the only legitimate reason for government was to protect the individual civil liberties and rights of citizens. [cheering] it is impossible to be a racist, human rights advocate who anybody thinks the city its food and on the fringes what missiles lines have anything to do i have news for you, america is our country and we are taking it back to triet [cheering] all right. god, country, family.
of him? much more distancing of him at this point in time? >> black america is not going throw barack obama away. because they understand their own experience. and you look at the polls even today where there is skepticism, black america is not going to throw him away. they've been in this country too long and they understand -- they understand that some of the -- what's thrown at him is not legitimate. i'm not saying that's good thing. they may not be in their best interest to do but none of the polls so far suggest that black america is going to distance themselves in any real way from barack obama at this point. >> yeah. i agree with robert completely. i don't think you're ever going to see the black support for barack obama dip below -- certainly below 80%. but i do think this. i don't think if things continue the way they're going, and i think they're going to, i don't think they are going to turn out for him in the next election. and, you know, the -- our presidential elections are not that complicated. there's a few states. i'm from indiana. he won't win indiana -- if the vote
-authors of "a day late and a dollar short" high hopes and deferred dreams and obama as opposed racial america. facebook recently in washington for a little more than an hour. >> okay. my name is terry michael from the center of politics and journalism which is a very pleased to co-sponsor this event tonight. i have the honor of having brought robert pierre to washington under the politics and journalism semester program he was in the inaugural class and fall of 1989. we are now in the 22nd year with about 500 alumni and robert represents all of the alumni on the board of directors. he joined judy woodruff and mike mccurry and juan williams and a number of others who run why have to answer to the board of directors of the center. robert king to the program from louisiana state university. he was a junior and he went back to school and entered the school paper and then for a while he thought about getting a master's in business education, but the "washington post" saved him from the fate of personal wealth by recruiting him as a reporter for the post and now she labors under the slave wages of
to revive this american economy because you see that as one of the pillars of america's global strength? .. he shares responsibility as well. for the economic distress which has occurred. i think in this president, president obama has not been as effective as he could have been helping us about of the distress. he frankly scared the heck out of the private-sector. when you say you're going to raise taxes next year that scares investors. when you say we are going to have cap-and-trade that is going to cause to pull back. when you take away the right to vote for speaker about for a union that scares away not only workers and employers and a trillion dollar deficits obviously frightens the financial sector and anyone who needs money to grow and thrive so it's been a policy which hasn't been as effective as it could have been but longer term the foundations of the economic vitality freely to the entrepreneurialism of america, the educational base of the country, the family formation in investments parents make in children, energy independence, they come together to form the basis of economi
. >> this is a book about america and my concerns about our economy. mike concern thy concern that wg that foundation. i don't get into homeland security because they don't relate to those economic foundations that i felt was appropriate. has to my views on my faith i am proud of my religion. i'd don't try to distance myself from it. for some people i am sure it is a problem because they don't know the faith very well. for others they value the fact that i am a person of religious belief but for the great majority of the american people they don't care what religion someone belongs to. they are pleased to select somebody based on their skills, the most important issues that may exist. >> you don't think you might be being pollyanna share. one of your opponents was mocking of mormonism and the devil is jesus's brother and that kind of thing at a certain percentage of americans especially evangelicals seem to view mormonism as not a christian faith. >> i think there will be some people for whom that is an issue and i won't be able to do much about that. that is just the reality of political life. there
on america's highways in general. the question that i have is what reason can you give us this -- that we should not think that the recent recent toyota recall that would not replay itself was any other automobile dealer that puts -- manufactures automobile for america's highways. can you -- what reason can assure us that this toyota recall is really just something that is aberration as it relates to automobile safety? >> i would say this, mr. chairman, that the toyota recall while wide ranging is indicative of how n.h.t.s.a.'s uses its authority in a way to get to the bottom of something. when the secretary of transportation took office and at the time it was acting administration tour, they were observing certain issues with toyota and they felt so strongly about it that mr. metford went to japan to inform toyota that they did not feel that toyota was holding up its obligations to inform and interact with n.h.t.s.a. in a way to address safety concerns and recall concerns. that was a beginning, that effort began, actually on december 15th. it was the day of my confirmation hearing which
disciplines. and each operates uniquely with basically only two other institutions in america. and almost none around the world. the two in america being the national institutes of health, and national science foundation. where we allocate federal funds based on peer review. and so we bring the best and the brightest in america in various fields to assess projects or grants or scholarship. of one kind or another. and so when you ask about goals, one is to preserve the institution as it's come in to being. and has developed a rather wonderful track record. but beyond that, they are challenges of the time. and so i've laid forth two that i consider to be initiatives that aren't exactly goals but there's a hard, kind of thin line between a goal and an initiative. one i called bridging cultures where we're looking at putting a greater emphasis on what it is that makes a people a people. and then what it is that makes people differentiated. and we're a society that has a wondrous national culture. but we are also a mosaic of subcultures. so understanding ourselves is very important. and then we're
] is this the end of race of america? we know it is not at the turn of the 21st century it was starting to look that way back in 2000. remember that? in 1997 the american association of physical anthropologist urge the american government to phase out the use of waste in the data category and the substitute ethnic categories instead. geneticist studying dna the material of genes that issues instructions to our bodies were also concluding that race as a biological category made no sense. the habit of three leading human heredity to the environment may be traced back but early 19th century racial thinkers turn it around deeming it a permanent marker four and eight superiority not until the 1850's on the environment care rescued with charles darwin changes species they describe a world much longer reaping that heredity was not fixed and generation after generation things change interest bonds to their surroundings. arguments over race in the human genome decided leaving us with some intriguing data about personal appearance. prevailing racial schemes now rest once again on concept of skin color. b
9/11, the horror of what we witnessed, the means of terrorism and potential wmd strike in america that could collapse our economic system and drive down trust and confidence in the national institution and make the united states move with their objective, that in my judgment is all about war. >> okay. general mcmaster. >> i'd like to make a couple question points. prior to 9/11 we saw the security emerging from the most industrialized nations. when we saw that threat, we saw them mobilize. we could respond to that. i think now what bruce has mentioned, weapons of mass effect, the ability of terrorist organization to do something fundamentally different, terrorism is not a new phenomenon. what is new is the access to these disproductive weapons and also communications and the ability to take the agree -- grievances and connect them. i think it's for us to remember this is ill religious enemy who uses to motivate largely undereducated or illiterate young people to their cost. they exacerbate weakness and use weakness where there's lawlessness, and rule of law. for us to be effective
of the best selling books "the century" and "in search for america." todd has also taught journalism, documentary film, and constitutional law as a visiting professor at wesleyan university and he is a knight fellow at yale law school. it's my pleasure to introduce him now. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming todd brewster. [applause] >> thank you, david, and welcome everybody, to our main event for the peter jennings project. it's a joy to be addressing you all, introducing this main event, could be received if partner high pressure with the center for oral history. you occasionally hear army officers about how war ought tore left to the warriors and civil affairs to the civil politicians. you also here "war is politics" by other means, hence the dilemma. where should the line properly fall between civil and military affairs. the framers negotiated this path with a delicate penmanship. the constitution gives power to congress to provide and maintain a navy, but an army must be reappropriated every two years, so fearful were hadell madison and hamilton that a standing a
. cable's latest gift to america. >> this year studentcam competition asked middle and high school students to create a video dealing with one the country's greatest strength or the challenge. here's one of the third place winners. >> just from the time this video have been playing, two people have already died from hunger. although world hunger is very important issue, i'm going to focus about one country. a country where 49 million people are struggling with hunger. but only 26.5 million get aid for it. a country where the number of people struggling with hunger has increased by 13 million people over the past year. and the country where one out of every eight people are struggling with hunger. this is the country that we live in. >> there's no excuse for the staggering number of hungry americans. last year 49 million people were in danger of going hungry. more than 4 million children didn't get enough to eat. >> the number of people seeking emergency food assistance in new york city is up 20.9% over last year. >> help the grow growing number of people who don't have enough to ea
eventually involves middle america and the center is? what is so wrong with wingnuts and i'm concerned when you talk about stopping them. isn't the idea of america to have free speech and allow america to express themselves any way they want to? >> i really appreciate that question. thank you. this is a great debate that has been going on. there are folks who've been trying to preach the idea that there is nothing more american than viewing colleges as an all or nothing bloodsport. that is as american as apple pie and of course it is absolutism disguised as apple pie. it is always, i'm not saying president obama wasn't born in america. i am just asking the question. wingnuts right now love to wrap themselves up in the american flag, and there is the sense that they are the true defenders of the founding fathers and it promotes an idea that i find air again. any political party should resume the american flag or the bible or the word of concept and freedom. the founding fathers as a reality check, weren't focused on uniting the nation, not dividing it. hamilton, madison warned about the dang
typically is slightly to the right of center. >> america is a center-right nation but slightly. this is what the friends forget is the center right nation but it's a center-right mentioned not a right nation which is how they win the elections. to your point, to your second point i think about the drift in american politics it is important because there is a reality check folks need to have. folks in the party this year have been pushing the illogical. the test. they want to prove by checklists you're a good honest republican. >> this was after the incident of upstate new york. >> right. one of the ironic things is if you talk to conservatives and there are thoughtful people, they always hold ronald reagan and goldwater as the icons. the irony is they couldn't pass the it alogical tests today. goldwater was pro-choice in favor of the gays in the military decades ago. reagan signed a liberal abortion law, grew the size of government and preside over tax increases when necessary but as governor and president and principled people, leaders of the conservative movement but when you try to dumdum
people from both sides of the aisle. jack kemp big power empower america, jack kemp and bill bennett our far right. for their support of nafta. we thought that's going to cause us trouble with our ranks. but one of the reasons he was successful was that he did take approach down the middle. one of the reasons that he took the approach down the middle was the elephant stampede in 1994. i don't know if that happens to barack obama in 2010. we will see, but obviously some people predict that is what will happen. now if you get 35 seats for the republicans in 2010, will policy be more down the middle, more bipartisan? i don't know. >> host: but when it breaks effort plan, to some extent, is with the monica lewinsky and the impeachment thing. which i think historians will have some real trouble wrestling trying to figure out was that a great moral issue that the republicans took on tuesday, or was that some amazing piece of insanity were we all became polarized over something that was, should not have been our focus? >> guest: you probably know him my view. i wrote a book of on this. i that i
. with mandela and the king the fund inspiration from gandhi and the liberation hero. america's anti-apartheid movement was largely set in motion by black americans like randall robinson and south africa's afrikaners white settlers of dutch and french extraction who initiated the formal part by state or the spending architectural image of america's white southerners both groups invented full-court tales of how the conquer hostel play and and hostile dark skinned people delivering civilization, religion and technology to welcome savage. south africans translate the work colloquially as red neck. there's a popular story told in south africa perhaps. it goes like this, a white south africans traveled to the united states in the mid 80's and landed at o'hare international airport in chicago. at customs, a white american immigration officer summed silently to the south africans passport for a minute or two prompting the white south african traveller to ask the middle-aged officer if there was a problem. so your from south africa, the officer asked without looking up. his on-again, the tra
race in america. i of familiar with the truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and honest to god reality of the existence of race when it meets black. in comparison with this preoccupation the statutory and biological definitions of plate race remain notoriously vague. though the beings of what is not black. but this of vagueness does not indicate a lack of interest. but lack to the contrary vast historical literature match less known today explains the meaning importance and honest to god reality of the existence of white racist. it may seem odd to begin a book on americans and antiquity a point* long before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years before the invention of concept of race but given the prevalence of the notion that it is permanent many believe it is possible to trace something recognizable back more than 2,000 years and not the westerners have tried to rationalize antiquity making an ancient history and to white race and classics into a little white field complete with pictures of blond ancient greeks. turning into a anglo-saxon a
was saved by to america in san 1923 earthquake they brought my eighth father in their ship then these two americans were captured as war prisoners and guam sell my mother started to sell clothing and we helped them, not only these two fellows but the others. >> host: you had to do it very quietly? >> guest: my father y s chased by the police. one time the kids are fascinated and my father disappears because the police were following us. >> host: they thought he was disloyal to the emperor? >> guest: anybody having much to do with the foreigners was a suspect. >> host: how do you get to the u.s.? did you ever think you would come here after being bombed >> guest: these two fellows who were prisoners of war left a will that his widow has to take care of one of us. but that did not materialize because i think the business didn't do as well. so that prompted the idea but i was just raised to bep&ñ housewife. [laughter] i never ever had any ambition to be professional my parents even switched to french when they talked about money because we were to be kept innocent. [laughter] >> host: did
determination to stand with them and share their dangers was the first tangible sign that many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed them the best side of america. his example, i think, should serve as an example for not only ambassadors, but for americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british, to do everything he could to help the british delicacy that a have an effect t it did succeed. >> on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after meeting. kennedy is all excited. isn't it wonderful that the crisis is over and now i can get back to palm beach after all. the new york times, they ran an editorial. one of the toughest and biggest jobs that the president, his mission was one of the toughest and biggest jobs the president can get. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away wants to help it will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wrecked by a bomb. my question is how was the reporting of u.s. correspondents news
conservatives. he promised to remake america with his brand of new nationalism in the 1912 election openly running as a progressive if conservatives have always held a certain affinity for him. today the legacy rages on. in his new book, theodore roosevelt's progressive party and the transformation of american democracy, sidney milkis tells the story of the 1912 election is one of the major turning points in american history. an election which continues to influence today's political debate. milkis writes about the characters and decisions of the campaign including the ever elusive theodore roosevelt. i will and should use our author now and yield the podium to hamper remarks before introducing our other speakers after professor milkis has concluded. sidney milkis is the miller professor of politics and assistant director of academic programs, the miller center public affairs at the university of virginia. he is the co-author of many excellent books including the president and the parties and politics of regulatory change. please welcome sidney milkis. [applause] >> good afternoon everybod
diversify america's energy supply, we maximize the production of renewable energy, that we produce more here at home and, yes, that includes oil and natural gas. and, madam president, the use of coal is also very important and the use of coal using new technology to decarbonize the use of coal is important. we can do all of these things. our legislation includes provisions that will accomplish that. we neendz our legislation to come to the -- we need our legislation to come to the floor of the senate from the energy committee. i would say awful those who -- i support a carbon cap and i will support pricing carbon. that does not include support for cap and trade. if we haven't learned anything from the last decade or so about what wall street would do with ads 1 trillion carbon securities market, then we're pretty ill-prepared to legislate on these issues. so, madam president, there are not a lot of weeks left in this legislative session, and my fervent hope is, i would say to those who have been working on climate change and blocking our ability to bring an energy bill to the floor of the s
are attacking the united states of america? >> well, but let's look at what happened with regard to the detroit bomber. abduabsenteeism umar farouk abdulmutallab. they had the present of mind, given their knowledge of law, to understand that in that initial interaction, they did not have to give him his miranda warnings and the information they got from him can be used in a trial against him under the public safety exception, and -- >> well, i don't know if public safety exception goes to 50 minutes. have you had any case that's ever gone that long? >> oh, i think -- >> where you say to somebody, do you have a gun. >> oh -- >> do you have a bomb, but after a while, that exception ends. >> well, i'm going to say as a former judge, given my experience, given that set of facts, i would think that the government has acted appropriately here and statements from that gentleman would be admissible in a trial. >> well, i would just say that it would be -- the defense lawyer would make that point, i'm sure. >> oh, i'm sure they would, but they would lose in holder's court. >> this is really significant.
. the sec and the delivery, cable's latest gift to america. >>> this year's c-span studentcam competition asked middle and high school students to create a five to eight minute video dealing with one of our country's greatest strengths or challenge the country is facing. here is one of the third place winners. >> there is a lot of misunderstanding about what the true free markets are, how they were, how they don't work, what rules are needed and what roles are not necessary. we have the system but people don't understand how the system works. a disaster came along in the summer of 2007, so we have to focus on the fact that the whole idea of free markets and capitalism have taken a hit. ♪ ♪ >> since colonial times, and a grant from the novel the globe traveled to america to seek their fortunes. ♪ from the industrial revolution to the great depression of the united states has had her share of ups and downs yet whether she is experiencing a recession or economic boom, america remains the land where opportunities are abundant and the entrepreneur who thrives. >> we just kind of stumbled
the west, and especially in america, we typically, at least in the last year, since last june, have been talking about this issue which is an important area of conversation, the opposition and the internet and all of that. but talk about the importance of person-to-person exchange as a concept, historically but specifically within the iranian context. what works, what doesn't work. you laid out some of the conditions, but maybe if you could give summit examples, that you've done or your organization has done. and then drawing on what geneive was saying, the ways in which the internet can be a tool in some ways for person-to-person contact with people who, particularly in a climate where been discussing, where it's difficult sometimes to get these programs, difficult to get over there, difficult to do academic exchanges, et cetera. >> i just want to be clear, the kind of exchanges search for common ground has put together, carried out, artichoke with others was really before the time of all this discussions. i want to take us back to that time because this is very complicated to have a di
about russia and america moving towards ratification but some kind of future vision, one thing you talked about were some things that american could do that would be helpful but i thought there was a need, on the other hand, for russia itself to take some vision with that perhaps with the signing of a tree or some more calls for both either together or initiating a vision of where you want to go in productions and for the relationship itself. what could russia to do that would both help the ratification here to provide that vision and make the russian elite see it as a positive? >> request and, let's take the one in the back. >> my question is somewhat parallel. as usual, your statement was important of and perceptive. i had the feeling that if you have given that statement before the u.s. armed services committee or foreign relations committee that would not have helped ratification on the american side if. you were asked to testify in washington for ratification, not on the basis of what the obama administration will argue but in terms of what would you would argue is in the in
in a bipartisan manner, to engage all spectrum stakeholders to assure america keeps pace with the coming mobile revolution. the plan would stop universal service fund from subsidizing multiple competitors. would reform, inner carrier compensation, would increase spectrum flexibility and have some interesting ideas on maximizing infrastructure utilization. i look forward to learning more about these recommendations and many other contained in the national broadband plan during this hearing and coming weeks an months. just one last comment on the comcast versus fcc decision. this is clearly had a major impact on the future of our country's broadband policy. the d.c. circuit correctly, in my view upheld the view that the fcc does not have the unfettered power to regulate the internet. i hope that the commission will continue its successful light touch approach as was described by my colleague senator hutchison. to the internet and will now abandon what i believe was a mis-hit guided pursuit of net neutrality regulations. so i look forward to hearing from the chairman how he think the decision will
into a baby beauty queen and exploit her. she has written about a man who flees the holocaust for america and becomes a grave digger. what has she not written about? she has a range of a modern shakespeare. i am human so i consider nothing human to the alien toomey. this might well be her motto. but as deeply interesting as to be the friend of a great writer i have been privileged to be over the last dozen years. we have offices right across the hall from each other. in what days was -- i would definitely say they are equally compassionate and curious and all embracing but where as a writer deals regularly with violence joist is easily shocked by aggressiveness. the woman is as savvy as the writer, is capable of sizing up a risk you're dubious situation. she may be pure but she is not naive. i have seen her suffer through books as i recall the composition of blond nearly did hurt in. she is a lot funnier than the writer. in real life joyce is a terrific teaser though a gentle one. joyce the woman is one of the most sensitive friends i ever had. joyce has friends everywhere. many of them a
by the end of the decade. as you well know, better than almost anyone in america, except for world war ii, the debt had never been higher as a gdp. what does the growth rate have to be in order to pay the federal debt over the course of the next generation, perhaps the next 25 or 30 years? >> well, the 77% doesn't capture the entire problem in that there's an awful lot of, what you might call offbalance sheet obligations, future medicare and social security and so on and other obligations not fully accounted for in our debt. so, in some sense the burden is greater than what you describe, and recognizing that we're an aging society and those costs are coming down the pike, i don't think there's a realistic growth rate. i don't know what number to tell you. it would be a very high number. probably not realistic. so i don't think just growing out of this will be a solution. >> nor do i, and since that is clearly not the solution, your thoughts on what the solution would be? presumably it is somehow to reign in levels -- rein in spending and get our national expenditures as a part of gdp back
about a new era for toyota and tma in north america. and it goes through several issues, including safety issues. there are notations in the back here which are notes to this slide presentation. and on the document that is -- that has its ending bate number 25, there is reference to slide number 25. it says the following. our ability to manage the tide of safety investigations rest largely on our ability to work well with n.h.t.s.a.. over the last few years we have seen our relationship begin to slip slightly with n.h.t.s.a.. the reasons are complex. they include a combination of increased recalls, more investigation, and tougher negotiations between toyota and the agency. not all of the recall increase can be blamed on flipping toyota quality. and it goes on from there. none of you have, i guess, seen this document. but this is from the president of toyota motors north america or at least it contains information that he, i guess, presented. and i'm worried about some of these phrases. about managing the tide of safety investigations, i'm concerned about not all of the recall incre
their dangers was the first tangible sign many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed that side of america and his example should serve as an example not only for ambassadors but americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british or do everything he could to help the british to see that the alliance succeeded had a tremendous effect on the fact ehat it did succeed. af on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after munich, kennedy says isn't it ovnderful the crisis is over? now i can get back to palm beach after all. tounew york times ran an bsitorial, one of the toughest and the biggest jobs, his mission was one of the biggest jobs the president can give. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away fnts to help but will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wracked by a bomb. ow was the reporting of correspondence and newspapers. and web sites and tv. and what was left in france and ime from that period. >> it was ve
's latest gift to america >> there's a lot of misunderstanding about what true free markets are, how they were, how they don't wear, what rules are needed and what rules are not necessary. we have a system that people don't understand how the system works. a disaster came along in the summer of 2007, and so we had to focus on the fact that the whole idea of free markets and capitalism have taken a real hit. >> from the industrial revolution to the great depression the united states has had its share of ups and downs. yet whether she is expecting a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land for opportunity are abundant, and the entrepreneur thrives. >> which is kind of stumbled into the. when i was in high school my partner was a junior. we were in a band and we want to make a band that we did want to pay anybody to do. we made kind of our own frame, screen out of wood that we cut, stretch the mesh over and get everything really primitive, printed a shirt like stretch of a piece of glass to hold it in place. really got started getting into it, started doing some stuff wit
. but it happens everywhere else in america as well. in fact, you know where significant differences have been found frequently suggest white yourts are more likely to engage in illegal drug dealing than black youth. but it'sçó been black youth, an particularly black young males that have been -- associated with the drug wars. there's excellent data that can be found through the sentencing project. the sentencing project based here in d.c. has done a fantastic job of analyzing and through its report the department of justice publish foff many of the reports that have been done by the sentencing project. >> calls. host: atlanta is first on our democrats line. you're on with michele alexander. she tess the author of "the new jim crow." caller: i found out the prisons and coups they are in and some of them moneys from the federal government and representatives that's determined by the census count, that count goes wards that. but they can't vote. how how do you get money for that prisoner and money's being allocated to their account. >> what you're referring to is the practice of the census bur
, and i want to welcome all of you to this discussion about something that is as important to america's future as anything we can imagine. this fiscal solutions tour is part of a dramatic change in the debate over the deficit and the national debt. we are now talking not only about what the problems are which are increasingly clear, but beginning to devise a road map for the future and the solutions. there's nothing, i think, that would have pleased saul stern more than to see this enormous crowd together to think about not only what it is that we have as we face problems, but also the kinds of solutions that we can imagine to be able to engage not only individual citizens, but with some of country's best experts and to establish the kind of dialogue that creates that link between those of us here in the university community and the broader policy world as well. we're in a situation now unlike any that we faced not only with a deficit that's rising, but also a new health care reform bill that's passed which leaves so many questions unanswered, a new deficit reduction panel that's been
the overwhelming importance of black race in america. i am familiar with a truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of race. it's imperative and a statutory biological definitions of white race, we may notoriously vague. believing that what is not black. the disc thickness does not indicate lack of interest. quite to the contrary for another, past historical literature, much less known today explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of white races. they may seem not to be given a book on americans in antiquity, a pure fun before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years he for the invention of the constant of race. they given the prevalence of the notion that racist permanent, many believe it possible to trace something recognizable as the white race, back more than 2000 years. in addition, not few westerners have racialized antiquity making ancient history into white race history and classics into a living whitefield, complete with pictures of blonde ancient greeks. transfo
to america. >> all this month see the winners of c-span's student cam video documentary competition. middle and high school students from 45 states submitted videos on one of the country's greatest strengths or challenge the country's facing. watch the top-winning videos every morning on c-span at 6:50 eastern just before "washington journal." and at 8:30, during the program, meet the students who made them. and for a preview of all the winners, visit there are. >> this past friday iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad unveiled a third generation of centrifuges that he says will produce fuel for as many as six of his country's nuclear plants. in a speech he talked about the advancements in his country's nuclear program and criticized the new strategic arms treaty signed by president obama and russian president medvedev calling it a big lie. here's a portion of his remarks courtesy of iran's news channel. this is about 20 minutes. >> translator: nuclear energy is a very appropriate replacement for fossil fuels. but actually what happened in the nuclear energy field, the first
america's political system? did you watch the u.s. presidential debate? what did you think? >> it's kind of hard because i actually don't live in america. i think it's like -- it's just like here. you know, you get your chance to vote. you have your own say. like barack obama, he's a democrat like the labour party. and what was his name, the republican, john mccain, it's like the conservatives. so it's very similar. >> chairman and chief executive of medco health solutions, dave snow announced his company will benefit from the new u.s. health care bill this year. during his speech to the detroit economic club. medco is the largest u.s. pharmacy benefit manager and operates the largest u.s. mail order pharmacy. this is about 45 minutes. >> back in that period of time i was there like many of you and you felt that. and you experienced that. and not only on the east side of detroit but both my degrees coming from wayne state university, it all sort of touches. it's interesting, you know, when you look at the detroit economic club, it helps set the agenda when you look at that film of bringi
take into consideration the growing income disparities in america? .. congressman spratt. [inaudible] >> instead of social security, but human wrote one of the best little polygraphs readable by almost anybody on the subject some time ago. how immediate is the problem? how urgent is that problem and what are some of the options available to cave-in person-years to come? >> well, looked at compared to some of the other contributors to growing deficits, social security may not look like a princess that, but as we look over the next half-century, as we showed, when we think about social security policy, it's clear that some significant changes are going to have to be made. those changes can be quite modest if we begin doing them now. social security saucily program, which has not been changed in significant ways over there. since night and 35 notwithstanding the fact that the demographics of the country have changed, the patterns of marriage and work have changed and income levels have changed. and i think they're about to other steps that could be taken to modernize the program and mak
and destroying the revenue of feudal culture in america, to transatlantic travel, the california gold rush and the growth of the united states to a continental nation. the start of travel across central america and a planting of the sea that was to become the panama canal. the crushing of the notorious american filibuster, william walker, in his attempted up scarred with the country of nicaragua. the construction of the confederate ironclad merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipment, the fabled stock manipulation of the gary mill road and the birth of modern corporation. the consolidation of the great new york rail lines in the unarmed new york central and hudson river railroad. the growth of new city and to the first day of america. and at major world of a finance and trade complete with its first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events, and more. as t.j. stiles writes the commodores live left his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity did he start a business at the very epitome of the jacksonian ideal am a w
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